January 6 - the birthday of the hymn "God Save the Tsar"
January 6, 1834 the anthem "God Save the Tsar!" Was adopted as the anthem of the Russian Empire. It was first publicly performed the day before, on December 18, 1833,…

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Chamber evening
I was lucky to be a guest of the world opera star at her chamber concert in the Small Philharmonic Hall. Veronika Dzhioeva sang Russian music. Glinka, Varlamov, Bulakhov, Dargomyzhsky,…

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Fundamentals of Vocal Pedagogy Lecture Course - 1
Topic 1. Introduction to the specialty. Vocal pedagogy is a branch of knowledge about the nature of the singing voice and the use of its capabilities in musical performing practice,…

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Glissando for trombone in Bolero Maurice Ravel

Trombone storytellers look like tales of anglers!
And about the trombone solo in the work of Maurice Ravel, journalist Broussardi heard many times. And now it’s the turn to tell on behalf of Leo Arno the story of the creation of this masterpiece.

Broussard’s journalist told us that Maurice Ravel wrote a melody with flamingos (Flamenca). Continue reading

Features of the piano texture in the works of F. Liszt (from the experience of accompanist)

List’s first experiments in the field of vocal music (three sonnets of Petrarch) relate to a stay in Italy, i.e. by 1938-39 years. During the years of wandering, cycles of original songs were created with such pearls of vocal lyrics as “Lorelei”, “Minion”, “When I Sleep”. The first book of songs was published in 1843, the second in 1844, the Canzona (of three nocturnes) in 1850. Continue reading

A little bit about the musical education of children

Dear, dear colleagues! I dare to publish this small article only because at every point I can refer to authorities. And yet – I think that it can help beginner educators. Children come to a music school to learn how to play an instrument, and they want to play, because they are attracted to music and self-expression in it. The development of the instrument and the development of musicality go together, but here I want to talk specifically about musicality, about what helps its development. Continue reading

Fundamentals of Vocal Pedagogy Lecture Course - 1
Topic 1. Introduction to the specialty. Vocal pedagogy is a branch of knowledge about the nature of the singing voice and the use of its capabilities in musical performing practice,…

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Mariinsky Theater is ready to answer for the "editing" of Handel
The reader contacted the editorial office of Fontanka, who visited the Mariinsky Theater Concert Hall on December 5 at the performance of Handel’s oratorio “Messiah”. According to him, the work…

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Concertmaster Aspects
Currently, accompaniment is the most common form of performance for pianists, one of the most sought-after professions in the field of special musical education. The scope of accompaniment is very…

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Metronome (from a series of articles on the use of technical means when learning to play a musical instrument)
The idea of ​​a “musical chronometer” has been in the air since the beginning of the 19th century. Previously, composers indicated the nature of the work verbally, for example, “fun”,…

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